Diwali parties demand an ultimate hangover remedy. And that’s coconut water if you ask me. Not only does it help hydrate effectively (alcohol is extremely dehydrating), it also helps replace the lost electrolytes (due to alcohol) and ease the bad effects of a bad hangover. But besides this headache and nausea relieving benefit, there are enough other reasons why I am a big fan of coconut water. This hydrating solution is natural with no artificial additives or sweeteners, and honestly I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t like it’s sweet, nutty taste. By the way it is quite nutritionally packed too. So a far better choice If you’re looking for a break from regular water, compared to any other drink, sports drink loaded with excessive sugar included.
Read on for it’s benefits, which I hope will help bust any doubts that you have in mind regarding coconut water.
The calorie advantage: Most drinks that boast any kind of hydrating benefits are filled with calories and excess sugars to deliver that. Coconut water is a relatively low-calorie drink at around 45 calories per 240 ml
Lots of potassium. It has more potassium than even a banana, so is a great option not just fro rehydration, but also to help tame the blood pressure. Potassium by the way is absolutely essential for the functioning of our nervous system and brain and to maintain muscle strength too.
Multiple essential minerals. Besides many other, it delivers magnesium and copper, both of which are lacking in diets of most of us. Low magnesium levels can lead to extensive fatigue issues and it is also essential for maintaining strong teeth and bones, Without copper our organs and metabolism simply can’t work efficiently.
Arrest aging. Cytokins in coconut water have been found to have anti-ageing, and anti-carcinogenic effects. They balance pH levels, strengthen and hydrate connective tissues and even reduce the risk of age-related diseases.
Antioxidants galore. Antioxidants absorb free radicals and toxins in our bodies. Coconut water is a source of antioxidants so can help neutralize the damaging effects of those free radicals.
Loaded with immune boosting nutrients. Rich in nutrients and vitamins like riboflavin, niacin, thiamin and pyridoxine, and folates, coconut water has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and keeps our immune system in top shape.
Your gut’s friend. Coconut water has many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, and more, which help in the digestion and metabolism
Buy just remember the fresher the coconut water, the better. Once exposed to air and warm temperatures, it rapidly ferments and loses its nutritional value